Tattoos and sailors share a very strong and old relationship with each other. The latter have been known to wear different kinds of tattoos on their body parts. Some tattoos that are particularly associated with them include swallow tattoo, palm tree tattoo, anchor tattoo and compass tattoo. The last one i.e. the compass tattoo held special meaning for the mariners. They used to wear the compass on their body parts as a lucky charm, with the belief that they will sail in the right direction and return home safely. This belief was based on the fact that the compass was a device that always pointed in the north direction and thus, helped the sailors.
These days, neither the sailors are so traditional nor are the voyages so unsafe. However, the tattoos of compass still hold their charm. Men and women can be seen sporting the compass in different avatars. They go for the said tattoo because the look of the compass is aesthetic and it also holds symbolic meanings such as guidance, direction, hope and adventure. Here we have presented a collection of 34 compass tattoo pictures that will shed more light on the subject. Take a look.
Inspirational Compass Tattoo
This tattoo serves as a reminder to the wearer and says that one must never lose direction in life.
Map And Compass
These two travel bloggers have got appropriate tattoos on their sleeves to symbolize their passion.
Classic Compass Tattoo
Amazing compass tattoo with cool phrases engraved in its round frame, looks very cool and also serves as an inspiration.
Stunning Compass Rose
Sexy tattoo piece sits on the side of the lower back of the girl who is also symbolic of her adventurous nature.
Compass Foot Tattoo
Colorful compass tattoo with the blazing sun above it, topped by the letter N, looks very classic and symbolizes guidance.
Rose Compass Tattoo
The wearer got this compass tattoo on his hand to express his search for guidance in life.
Cool Compass Tattoo
The bold and macho look of this compass tattoo is simply awesome and suits the wearer’s muscular body.
Catchy Compass Tattoo
Carved in black and pink, this compass tattoo has a traditional look and also carries the initials of the wearer.
This adventure loving guy has got an awesome compass tattoo created with fine shading that oozes a mysterious charm.
Compass Chest Tattoo
This tattoo is dedicated to the children of the wearer and represents the fact that they are the reason for him staying focused.
Clean Compass Tattoo
This compass tattoo, carved with neat details, looks very refined and suits the navy guy to the hilt.
Nautical Compass Tattoo
Graceful tattoo piece with blue and black shading looks very alluring and represents the fact that the wearer has overcome his fear of flying.
Back Compass Tattoo
Compass rose with a traditional compass and a ship in the background conveys the love of the wearer for sea life.
Magnetic Compass Tattoo
The girl got this beautiful compass tattoo on her body because she needed direction in life.
Simple Compass Star
This back tattoo is a tribute to the wearer’s father because the latter used to draw the compass design on restaurant placemats.
Lower Back Tattoo
Colorful and artistic compass tattoo, carved on lower back, carries the names of the family members of the woman and is dedicated to them.
Arm Compass Tattoo
The woman flaunts her compass arm tattoo that is an expression of love for her husband who works in the navy.
Upper Back Tattoo
Lovely tattoo with a very inspiring wise line carved around the compass that makes one’s search for direction crystal clear.
Kanji & Compass
The woman dedicates this tattoo to her family members who are like guiding compass to her and the kanji symbols are for them.
Leg Compass Tattoo
Intricate details and fine shading adorn this compass tattoo that the wearer got on his body to express his admiration for sailors.
Foot Compass Tattoo
Realistic looking compass tattoo, adorning the foot of the wearer, symbolizes search for direction and guidance.
Black & White Compass
Elegant compass design with excellent finish looks very tidy and has a simple but attractive display.
Compass On Map
This tattoo sends out the message that the world will find true direction in universal brotherhood.
Moral Compass Tattoo
This gorgeous compass tattoo always reminds the girl to follow her moral course in life.
Lovely Compass Tattoo
Framed with a flowing and artistic design, this compass tattoo looks very aesthetic and adorable.
Wrist Compass Tattoo
Red and black compass tattoo, carved on the wrist, acts as a moral guide for the wearer reminding him to follow the right direction in life.
Side Compass Rose
Small compass tattoo carved with black ink on the back looks cute and stands for protection.
Wrist Compass Tattoo
This compass tattoo that looks like a clock is a moral reminder to the wearer that one’s time must be utilized in right direction.
Calf Compass Tattoo
This wearer is a teacher who has travelled to many places and got the compass to express his adventure seeking, traveler nature.
Forehand Compass Tattoo
This compass tattoo represents the journey of the wearer’s life that has ultimately led her to the right destination.
Ship & Compass Rose
This back tattoo is an expression of the wearer’s strong childhood fascination with sailor’s life.
Badass Compass Rose
This field biologist got a compass tattoo because he prides himself on his navigating abilities.
Hand Compass Rose
Stunning compass tattoo carved with exquisite details looks very appealing and keeps the wearer on the right track.
Shoulder Compass Tattoo
Check out the 3D effect in this compass tattoo that points towards south; the direction of the wearer’s homeland.